J. Kb mentioned that the Silent Democrat Majority “are just too scared to say anything.” I disagree, they are cowards. There is a difference.
Fear according to Webster is the “unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.” Silent Democrats are not in danger, specially not immediately. They are not having their doors beaten at night, not run out of eateries, nor being constantly threatened with rape a death because the party they vote for. They are safe.
However, Cowardice according to Webster is the “lack of courage or firmness of purpose ” and that fits the Silent Democrat Majority: they know what their fellow Democrats are doing is morally and ethically wrong, but lack the spine to even post anonymously against their action. They don’t want to rock the boat, specially if they are being benefited somehow by the politics. If they remain silent, they don’t lose status, perks and a sense of peace. They understand they are enabling the bad seeds of the party, but they rather not be involved. They are watching from their windows while Kitty Genovese is being murdered.
An Emasculated Majority.